Two animals in DeKalb test positive for rabies

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Two animals in DeKalb test positive for rabies

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A racoon and a fox picked up by DeKalb County Animal Services tested positive for rabies, officials announced Thursday.

On Nov. 25, a resident reported that her two dogs killed a raccoon in her yard on Crandall Court outside Decatur, off U.S. 78.

The next day, a resident said her dog killed a fox in her yard on Dorset Circle near South Hairston and Wesley Chapel roads.



The pets involved are current on vaccinations and will be quarantined in their homes for 45 days after receiving a vaccination booster.

The virus is spread through saliva, usually from a bite by a rabid animal. Anyone bitten or scratched by a wild animal should seek medical attention immediately, the county said.

For more information, contact DeKalb County Animal Services at 404-294-2996, option 2.

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